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Join us at our inaugural national conference dedicated to improving the life opportunities for young carers and young adult carers, the one million children and young people providing informal care and support to friends and family members. The conference is being run by the Young Carers Alliance, a network of over 175 organisations and 400 individuals, and hosted by Carers Trust, the UK’s infrastructure charity for organisations supporting unpaid family carers.
2023 is a year of firsts when it comes to young carers:
And so Carers Trust is delighted to announce that 2023 will also see the first in-person Young Carers Alliance Conference.
Taking place on Monday 16th October at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, the conference will focus on how we collectively improve life opportunities for all young carers and young adult carers.
With the Census showing thousands of children and young people providing significant levels of care, research continuing to highlight the impact caring can have on their wellbeing, education and employment opportunities, and work underway to develop the first ever Covenant for Young Carers, this conference could not be more timely. It will bring together professionals, academics and young people themselves to develop thinking on how we create a step change for young carers and young adult carers.
Confirmed speakers include:
You will hear from leading experts about how we can collectively support young carers to fulfil their potential, from education through to employment. There will be plenary and breakout sessions where you can learn and discuss practical actions as well as what we can do better to change policy and ultimately change lives.
Welcome and introductions from the co-chairs
|10:05||A message from our sponsor|
|10:10||A video message from The Rt Hon Gillian Keegan, MP, Secretary of State for Education - Invited|
Keynote One: State of the Nation: Young Carers in the UK
Professor Saul Becker, Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair, Young Carers Strategic Oversight Group
From education through to employability – how do we help young carers fulfil their potential?
|11:35||Coffee break & head to breakouts|
Lunch and networking
|13:50||A message from Bridget Phillipson, Shadow Secretary of State for Education – Invited|
Keynote Two: How can we do better?
Dame Rachel De Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England
Panel Two: Changing Policy; Changing Lives
|15:15||Coffee break & head to breakouts|
Do you offer discounted tickets?
An early bird rate is available until 14th August. Ticket prices vary depending on your organisation. We are also offering a limited number of bursary places for Young and Young Adult Carers.
Can more than one person per organisation attend the conference?
Yes, more than one person per organisation can attend the conference. You will be able to purchase up to 10 tickets in one single transaction. We do not offer group bookings.
Will this be a hybrid conference?
The conference will be in-person only. We regularly hold online events as part of the Young Carers Alliance, find out more here.
What if I need to cancel?
Tickets can be refunded up to 30 days before the event via Eventbrite. Service fees and VAT are non-refundable. You can alternatively transfer your ticket to another person if you are unable to attend. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
How do I get to the venue?
The conference will be held at the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City Football Club. Please see their website for travel details.
Is there parking at the venue?
Yes - there is parking at the venue, but we need to know in advance. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will send you the parking information.